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Michigan State’s Keith Appling probably couldn’t have played worse if he had tried. In the waning moments, he became a defensive liability when he fouled Shabazz Napier on a three pointer. Napier would hit all 3 shots, giving UConn a five-point lead and essentially clinched the game. The post Keith Appling Fouls Shabazz Napier in Critical Moment, UConn Advances to Final Four appeared first on Diehardsport.


Appling, Payne Emotional After MSU Loss

NEW YORK- Michigan State duo Keith Appling and Adreian Payne played their last games as Spartans after MSU was eliminated in the NCAA tournament by UConn. caught up with both Payne and a very emotional Appling after the 60-54 loss to the Huskies.

Tom Izzo called late timeout for UConn fans to savior moment

With six seconds left in Michigan State’s season-ending loss to Connecticut, Tom Izzo once again showed class while suffering adversity.  He called a quick timeout to let Connecticut fans enjoy the atmosphere of advancing to the Final Four. Class act. Twitter [Gamedayr] [Izzo photo credit Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports]

Adreian Payne, Lacey Holsworth Hope For Storybook Ending To Michigan State’s Season

Regardless of whether you’re actually a Michigan State fan, the Spartans have become a difficult team to root against in this year’s NCAA Tournament. Why? The friendship between senior center Adreian Payne and eight-year-old cancer fighter Lacey Holsworth has reminded us all that college basketball – even the big dance – is not all that matters to these players. Adreian and...

UConn Trolls President Obama For His Michigan State Pick

The UConn Huskies busted a lot of brackets today with their victory over heavy favorite Michigan State, but none bigger than President Barack Obama’s. If you remember, back when the 68-team field was announced, Obama went on ESPN to make his “Barack-etology” picks again and chose the Spartans to cut down the nets in early April. With that clearly no longer possible, UConn...

Michigan State's next opponent, UConn, considers Madison Square Garden 'third home'

Early in Friday night’s game, when Michigan State took a lead over Virginia, the Spartans slapped their palms on the Madison Square Garden floor to generate enthusiasm in their East Regional game of the NCAA tournament. Later, in the second half, when they fell behind by four points amid a flurry of turnovers, the rattled Spartans might have felt like punching the hardwood (or...

UConn apologizes to President Obama for busting his bracket: Twitter

Just like everyone in their office pool, President Barack Obama picked No. 4 seed Michigan State to win the national championship. That prediction came to an on Sunday, after Connecticut’s 60-54 upset win over the tournament-tested Spartans.The official UConn sports Twitter account was all too happy to zing POTUS about his pick.Sorry about busting your bracket @BarackObama.....

Michigan State QB Connor Cook uses off-season to hone leadership skills

One year changed Connor Cook forever. From a backup fighting for the starting job to a Rose Bowl champion quarterback, Michigan State’s rising junior now will add one more job description: team leader. “I’ve never been the kind of guy to be a rah-rah leader. I’ve always let my playing do the speaking sort of in that kind of manner,” Cook said as the Spartans opened spring...

Michigan State-UConn preview

NEW YORK (AP) -- Michigan State guard Keith Appling drove the lane one day in practice and flipped a lob to Branden Dawson as he had many times before. "He didn't go get it," Appling recalled Saturday. "It wasn't that it was a bad pass or bad timing. We weren't used to doing it. I had been out for so long, and he had been out for so long." Appling...

Video: UConn Men Cut Down the MSG Net

After beating the Michigan State Spartans 60-54 at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, the UConn Huskies men’s basketball team cut down the net. Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure to like us on Facebook as well.

UConn ousts Michigan State to reach Final Four

No. 7 UConn beat No. 4 Michigan State on Sunday by a 60-54 score in the East Regional final to advance to the Final Four.

Harris:'I didn’t Plan for Season to be Over'

NEW YORK- Michigan State was eliminated from the NCAA tournament after falling to UConn 60-54 in the Elite 8. MSU guard Gary Harris discusses the loss, his future as a Spartan and more.

Final Four streak not just about seniors

Impact of falling short of Dallas not reserved just for Keith Appling, Adreian Payne as no one on the Spartans roster has played beyond an Elite 8.

Spartans fall 1 game shy of Final Four

NEW YORK (AP) It was a streak that always came up at this time of the season. Every four-year senior who played for coach Tom Izzo at Michigan State had made at least one trip to the Final Four.

Who's the guy next to Napier?

NEW YORK (AP) Michigan State coach Tom Izzo had no intent to slight Connecticut guard Ryan Boatright.

Spartans' run halts against UConn

Michigan State, seniors fall one game short of the Final Four in a loss to UConn on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
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